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of afghanistan today ordered all u.s. special operations forces to leave an embattled area of that country within two weeks because of torture and other allegations against afghans working with the americans. the area is wardak province, not far from kabul. for more on this, we turn to nbc pentagon correspondent, jim miklaszewski. jim, what is this all about? >> lester, this order today shocked u.s. defense and military officials, taken totally by surprise. military officials strongly deny u.s. commandos condone or took part in any kidnappings, torture or murders of afghan civilians or suspects. now, in the past, president karzai has taken the u.s. military to task, in part, to show the afghan people that he's in charge. but wardak province is a taliban stronghold, one of the hottest combat areas in afghanistan. so if karzai's playing politics here, it's an extremely dangerous game, lester. >> could this derail the planned 2014 withdrawal of the majority of troops, the schedule the administration is currently sticking with? >> well, people are already wondering that. president obama has already a
and endanger u.s. security. as the government accountability office revealed scathing report from fiscal year 2007 through 20121, the justice department wasted $11 $11.4 million flying department executives around the country on non-mission using the gulf stream jets. they had other dire warnings from the cabinet. >> i don't think we can maintain the same level of security. >> whether it's press related i don't know but there are teachers getng pink slips now. >> the claims are under scrutiny with the last one yesterday from education secretary arnie duncan getting four pinocchios from the "washington post." because the teachers in west virginia did not lose their jobs from sequester. >> some of the things are not true. >> white house aides seem more concerned about the accuracy of journalist bob woodward, but his claim the president rewriting history to replace sequester by tax revenue and spending cut through sharp rebuke from white house aide sperling who declared journalists would regret reporting that. though officials today insisted that was not a threat. noting sperling is trying to ma
nuclear test under its young leader, kim jong-un. while the white house calls it a provacative act, the u.s. and allies knew the test was coming. >> what is interesting is they have done this in defiance in not only in our views but china. china tried very hard to keep them from doing this. so what will be very interesting in the weeks to come is what does that mean when the chinese say don't do something and they do it. >> reporter: indeed, china's position has always been that it wanted to preserve the status quo on the korean peninsula. we've learned today that china, north korea's closest ally, has now said that it is firmly opposed to north korea's nuclear test. back to you, anne-marie. >> lucy craft in tokyo, thank you. >>> tonight, president obama will call for a worldwide reduction in nuclear weapons when he delivers his first state of the union address of the second term. speaking to congress and the american people, the white house says mr. obama will focus on the economy, outlining plans to create jobs and grow the middle class. susan mcginnis is in washington
on a missile that could reach the u.s. it's the country's third test since 2006 and the first under leader king jong-un. president obama went on to say move hurts stability in the region but promises to pursue firm action. the u.s. security council has scheduled an emergency meeting for later this morning. and china has shown opposition to the test. >>> fugitive chris dorner is on today from the police dragnet in los angeles. the former lapd cop has been officially charged with killing michael crane in riverside last thursday. dorner is also suspected in two other revenge shooting deaths. meanwhile, large wanted billboards featuring dorner's picture are now up in southern california. there's a $1 million reward for information leading to his capture. >>> meanwhile, in chicago a manhunt has ended and two men have been charged in the shooting death of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton 18-year-old michael ward and and 20-year-old kenneth williams face charges of murder and attempted murder with battery. they say they opened fire on hadiya last month. officials say it was a tragic case of mistaken ident
the u.s. supreme court hears arguments in the case ppl energy verses the internal revenue service. examing whether u.s. corporations can deduct foreign taxes. the justices convene at 10:00 a.m.. tuesday february 26th the house homeland security committee will hear testimony on security at u.s. borders and how to improve it. that is at 10:00 a.m. in room 311 of the cannon building. wednesday february 27th at the u.s. capitol the late civil hts become the first african american woman ever honored with a statue in statue area hall. the unvailing begins at 11:00 a.m.. thursday february 28th the house committee on education and welfare holds hearings on school standards and whether schools are doing enough to measure teacher performance. that is at 9:00 a.m. in the ray burn building. and on friday march 1st at nasa headquarters. nasa advisory committee will hold hearings on the spread of unmanned aircraft systems by civilians in the united states. that is at 8:30 a.m.. that is your capitol run down for the week of february 25th. you can find more on myfoxdc.com and on twitter. i'm tom
address january 24th of last year, just weeks after the last u.s. troops had left iraq for the last time. in the run-up to this year's state of the union address, just this weekend, the weekend before the first state of the union of president obama's second term, this is what happened in afghanistan. this is the change of command ceremony in afghanistan. general john allen handing over command of u.s. and international troops in afghanistan to a new commander, to general joseph dunford. this is the 14th time that command has transferred in the afghanistan war, because that war has been going on for that long. general john allen is out as commander. he is handing over the leadership. if all goes as planned, general dunford is going to be the last person to have this job. he will be the 15th of 15 u.s. commanding generals for this war in afghanistan. as such, a substantial portion of what he'll be responsible for as commander will be leaving, the huge logistical feat of getting us after fighting there for 12 years. is that going to be a focal point of tomorrow's state of the union address?
, technically i wear one. the u.s. postal service®, no business too small. martha: you are the seth mcfa martha: "happening now" starts right now. jon: brand-new stories and breaking news. jenna: four days ago in washington's fight to avoid steep budget cuts u. may feel it in a big way on your next trip to the airport. more on the olympic icon charged with premeditated murder. we have the latest on the "blade runner" charged with killing his girlfriend. a second serving of severe winter weather. it's all happening now. countdown to the sequester showdown. hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. and i just floated this idea to our audience. you know the jaws music from the academy awards? every time we say sequester this week i'm wondering if it should come up. jon: a little audio cue. jenna: both because it's a little ridiculous and also because everyone is making it so dramatic. jon: i'm i'm jon scott. four days until the cuts kick in. democrats holding a news conference now with the air travel association on how sequestration will affect air travelers, but they are not the only ones. the white house sa
say they do not have the capability to make a bomb. >> well, zoraida, it will be days before the u.s. has a very good handle on the size of the explosion, the size of the payload, but at first glance what u.s. officials are very concerned about are north korea's claims that it testified a miniaturized nuclear weapon. why is that so concerning? that means they're closer to making a missile that they could launch toward the united states. these types of dplier tesnuclea moves them closer to mastering the idea. it was expected, officials tell me, that north korea warned the u.s. and china yesterday that a test was eminent. after the test president obama issued a statement. what he said was north korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs constitute a threat to u.s. national security and to international peace and security. we will strengthen close coordination with allies and partners and work with our six-party partners,united nations security council and other u.n. member states to pursue this. they will be meeting this morning in an emergency session. my source is telling
just want to know she's okay. >> reporter: and two weeks ago, the u.s. embassy in lima, where the couple was last seen, issued a security warning for americans, saying that a criminal organization may be planning to kidnap u.s. citizens. >>> wall street bounces back a little today. [ stock bells ringing ] >> the markets were not able to wipe out monday's losses. the dow was up 16. s&p up 9. nasdaq up 13. >>> let's go to new york, where alexis christoforous has tonight's cbs money watch update. >> reporter: jp morgan chase is cutting 4,000 jobs or about 1 1/2% of its work force. that's on top of the 1200 jobs the bank shed last year. the cuts will mostly in from the consumer banking and mortgages division. jp morgan is just the latest to shrink its staff. goldman sachs and others all trimmed jobs in 2012. better than expected earnings in home depot and macy's, helped stocks bounce back from their biggest sell-off in months. the fed's low-interest policies are giving support to an economy suffering with high unemployment. bernanke also war
the united states is not necessarily going to represent u.s. political interests. >> reporter: o'malley is one of two american names being floated. the other, timmy dolan who scoffed at the idea. >> what about you? >> is this abc evening news or comedy central? >> reporter: and o'malley isn't holding his breath either. >> i haven't lost any sleep about it. and i have bought a round trip ticket. so i'm counting on coming home. >> reporter: in boston, it would be the religious equivalent of the red sox beating the yankees. >> we always liked boston over new york. >> it will be interesting to see how it plays out. >> reporter: both americans are long shots. popes tend to be from europe, especially italy. the last time a non-european pope was chose was 1,000 years before columbus set sail. >> i'm saying there's a chance. >> odds are not on our side. that's what i get from our report. they could go for somebody from the latin american population. they're trying to boost the catholic numbers there. a lot of ways they can go with this. no one really knows. it's just fun speculation at t
and u.s. airways are announcing an $11 billion merger this morning. it will create the world's largest airline. sharyl attkisson is at reagan national airport just outside of washington. sharyl, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, this is the seventh merger since 2005 in an industry that faces stiff competition and rising fuel prices. few may be paying more for your tickets. the new airline will take the american airlines name helping to boost a company that's been in bankruptcy for more than a year. american has struggled to compete in recent years as its rivals have grown. the marriage between number three american and number four u.s. airways will create the world's largest carrier, bigger than united which merged with continental in 2010 and delta, which merged with northwest in 2008. american's ceo tom horton told "cbs this morning" travel editor peter greenberg last month that merging was the only way to prevent collapse. >> you've got to move fast in this business and time for our companies to start looking forward. >> reporter: four airlines will c
by the u.u.s. department of healalth and human services. ♪ >>> welcome back, everybody. obviously we have some very serious news we're about to bring you right now in this segment. one of the celebrations i missed the most about living in new orleans is mardi gras, especially the good food, the drinks. tim laird, america's chief entertainer is here to show us how you can enjoy the flavors of mardi gras wherever you may be. >> we're bringing mardi gras to you. >> after ten years in new orleans, i miss everything on here. >> let's start out with the traditional dessert, bananas foster. >> it's good for your heart. >> a half stick of butter goes in, then a whole cup of brown sugar. and then a couple of shakes of cinnamon goes in to give it some flavor. >> as much entertaining as you do, new orleans is one of the great party and food cities on the planet. >> they do it right. it is the best city for that. while this is cooking down, let's make a hurricane. >> i like that idea. >> here is a picture of hurricanes. about eight ounces of orange juice, eight ounces of pineapple juice, eight ounces
seek to narrow it like when we persuade ad court to drastically limit a u.s. government request for two months of user search queries. now, keep in mind, google owns an awful lot of properties. not only is there google but gmail, youtube, picasso, online photo sharing site. feed burner, a management tool for bloggers or orkit. a networking site popular in india and brazil and android smartphone operating system. this new legal issue how much access the government should have to internet communications is subject of a conference featuring legal scholars, civil libertarians and google representatives is starting at 1230 in washington. we'll keep an eye on that. if you don't want the government to poke around your online history. delete your history. it doesn't entirely stop the access of it but limits the duration they can examine it. jon, back to you. jon: brave new world we're getting into. doug mckelway, thank you. jenna: don't why when you buy. that is the national campaign when purchasing firearms. statistics show buyers are not always completely honest. many are suspected of giving
and two members of congress. >>> and after more than a century, the u.s. census bureau has decided to drop the word negro on its forms and surveys. starting next year, negro will no longer appear as an option for race, alongside black or african-american. the agency says many americans view the word as offensive and outdated. duh. >>> c. everett koop, the nation's most famous and influential surgeon general, has died at 96. president reagan appointed koop back in 1981. he was instrumental on changing america's views on smoking, trying to get the entire country to kick the habit. he also endorsed condoms and sex education to help stop the spread of aids. he was a frequent visitor to dartmouth until shortly before his death. they say his mind was as sharp as ever, even at the age of 96. >>> pope benedict is leaving it up to the cardinals of the catholic church when it comes to starting the meeting that will choose his successor. benedict changed the rules, allowing the cardinals to move up the conclave start date if all of them arrive at the vatican before the usual 15-day waiting period end
called the test highly provocative and said it threatens u.s. security and international peace. we have more from tokyo. good morning, lucy. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. the u.n. security council is going to be holding an emergency session today on measures to deal with the north korean nuclear test. and here in japan, prime minister abe, of course, coming out strongly condemning this as a provocative act. he's called on his advisers to come up with possible unilateral sanctions that japan can't oppose. it was only two months ago that a missile was fired from north korea. it went over part of southern japan. so the concern is that this latest test moves north korea closer toward creating a nuclear weapon. hours after the underground blast was detected, north korea's government said it the result of a detonation of a miniaturized nuclear device. the test was in direct violation of the u.n. security council's orders for the north to shut down its nuclear program, and it could signal a major step forward for north korea's nuclear program. >> as a reason americans really should ca
that by this time next year, 34 thousand u-s troops in afghanistan will have returned home. the president will make the announcement when he delivers his "state of the union" address before congress and a tv audience of millions. admininistration officials say the economy will also be a major focus of tonight's address. the president will talk about his plans to boost the economy increase jobs, and expand the middle class. several local parents of gun victims will be attending the president's speech. carolyn murray will be sitting in the gallery at the state of the union tonight. her son, justin, was shot and killed in evanston, in november. he was not the intended target, and no one has been arrested. murray says she hopes to make lawmakers more aware of what's happening in the country. my son is not coming back. she hopes there is time to talk to the president. illinois senator mark kirk released a video statement today. urging president obama and congress to take a serious look at legislation to protect americans from gun violence. lukens and democrats in a way that is practical legislation.
but promises to pursue firm action. the u.s. security council has scheduled an emergency meeting for later this morning. and china has shown opposition to the test. >>> fugitive chris dorner is on the run from los angeles. the former lapd cop has been officially charged with killing michael caine. and dorner is charged with revenge killings. >>> meanwhile, large wanted billboards featuring dorner's picture are now up in southern california. there's a $1 million reward for information leading to his capture. >>> meanwhile, in chicago a manhunt has ended and two men are charged in the shooting death of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. 18-year-old michael ward and kenneth williams face charges of murder and attempted murder with battery. they say they opened fire on hadiya last month. officials say it was a tragic case of mistaken identity. >> michael ward has confessed and indicated that hadiya was not the intended target. in fact, the offenders had it all wrong. they thought the group they shot into included members of a rival gang. >> first lady michelle obama attended the teen's funeral on s
to be mounted on a missile aimed directly at the u.s. north korea confirmed the test in a statement released by state media saying it was carried out to "defend the country's security and sovereignty in the face of a ferocious, hostile act by the u.s." it means that north korea is closer to building a warhead small enough to be mounted on a long-range missile that is capable of reaching the u.s. the test today comes just two months after pyongyang conducted a successful long-range missile test in direct definls of u.n. security council resolutions, and the key question now is, did north korea use plutonium as they did in previous tests or highly enriched uranium? if north korea was stul in building a bomb using enrich rue yanium, it would speed up their ability to build a warhead. >> the president said it undermines the region's stability and a threat to the u.s. national security and to international peace and security. and it doesn't make north korea any more secure, which is what it's hoping for. >> they are a provocative country. get the world's attention and flex their military muscle a
, their two totally unknown would-be candidates for u.s. senate now have two weeks to get 10,000 signatures amid the historic piles of snow and nobody going anywhere. what are the odds? that does it for us tonight. we'll see you again tomorrow night at 8:00 eastern, which is when the special coverage of the state of the union begins. at 8:00 eastern, now it is time >>> good tuesday morning. developing right now on "first look," highly provocative. that's how the white house is describing north korea testing a nuclear weapon today. arrests are made in the chicago murder of a 15-year-old girl whose funeral was just attended by the first lady. >>> the pope's resignation sends shock waves around the globe. >>> plus, the manhunt for the rogue l.a. cop escalates. the president prepares for tonight's state of the union. >>> and fat tuesday in new orleans is already off to a big start. >>> good morning. we begin with what the white house is calling a highly provocative act by north korea. the country defined world powers in conducting a third nuclear test overnight. it happened in an underground te
nose at the u.s. and the international community by carrying out a new, more powerful nuclear test. is the first one under kim jong-un, press obama calls it a threat to u.s. security and world peace. the first indication of the underground test came when seismologists detected a tremor in an area not known for earthquakes. >>> in his state of the union speech tonight, president obama will announce 34,000 u.s. troops will be home from afghanistan by this time next year. jake tapper, the first to break the news after talking to sources who know about the president's speech. the move's going to cut the number of troops in afghanistan by more than half. troop reductions will continue through the end of next year. >>> so more than 4,000 people if you can imagine this, stuck on this cruise ship, disabled cruise ship. they are hot. they are hungry. they are holding their noses because toilets are overflowing. folks feeling desperate now. the ship is finally on the move. you have tugboats towing it to mobile, alabama, originally headed to a port in mexico but strong currents pushed it 90 m
of store freezers in 24 nations, but not the u.s. ikea says the meatballs in the states are safe. the company issued the recall after authorities in the czech republic found horse dna in packs of frozen meatballs that were labeled beef and pork. anne marie? >> thank you very much, ashley morrison here in new york. >>> straight ahead, your tuesday morning weather. >>> and in sports, the new england patriots get themselves a deal signing tom brady to a contract extension that pays him half of what some of the top quarterbacks make. s him half of what some of the top quarterbacks make. ( birds chirping ) everything's better with a great cup of coffee. exceptionally smooth with a harmonious blend of flavor and aroma. green mountain coffee for your keurig brewer. brew a better day. [ male announcer ] how do you make america's favorite recipes? just begin with america's favorite soups. bring out chicken broccoli alfredo. or best-ever meatloaf. go to campbellskitchen.com for recipes, plus a valuable coupon. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. >>> here's a look a
of the syrian opposition. secretary of state john kerry is in france today. a decision on this shift in u.s. policy is expected tomorrow when kerry attends a conference on syria in rome. kerry has been consulting with european leaders. u.s. officials say the administration is considering sending tens of millions of dollars in nonlethal assistance to the rebels fighting the assad regime. >>> the latest blast of winter weather making its way toward the great lakes. the latest storm dumped essentially inches of snow across the plains. it's being blamed for at least three deaths and has knocked out power to more than 100,000 homes and businesses. teresa garcia reports. >> reporter: a major winter storm is dumping a layer of heavy wet snow on parts of the country still struggling from the last round. plows tried to keep up in kansas city. at one point conditions were so treacherous the plows got stuck. but stranded drivers got a helping hands from those with a little more pull. >> four-wheel drive and a heavy rope can get anyone out. >> reporter: heavy snow downed trees, d
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deaths in the u.s. and canada. speaking of weather, let's go now to bill karins, nbc meteorologist. so much to watch over the last four days. >> it looks like another possible storm in the east coast this upcoming weekend. everything else around the country looking okay. we got a little snowstorm this morning in north texas kicking out of new mexico. we're also going to watch some of that heavier rain in areas of oklahoma this morning. otherwise, many areas of the intermountain west and west coast are looking just fine. let me give you a little tour. high pressure kind of cool temperatures over nevada and utah and also down to northern arizona. but we're just fine this morning with clear skies in san francisco and l.a. vegas, clear skies, 36. cold air mass. 46 in portland. 45 in seattle. today's forecast looks just fine. a few showers in the northwest. just like yesterday, if you get hit you consider yourself very unlucky. the west coast usually more quiet. alaska is active with light snow there. we'll see 1 or 2 inchs . cooler air moved in. tucs tucson, only at 55 today. even hawaii i
the great plains to u.s. refineries. environmentalists strongly oppose the project... one scientist calling it "game over" for the planet. supporters say it will create thousands of jobs and decrease u.s. dependency on oil from other, less friendly nations. 60 thousand marriage licenses are issued each year in the chicago area.. and some prospective brides and grooms got a look at the latest in wedding fashions and trends today. the "windy city wedding show" was held at carnivale restaurant. bridal salons, formal wear companies, travel agencies and wedding planners were among those exhibiting at the event. the wedding show was held just days after the state senate approved a bill that would allow same sex marriage in illinois. we are really celebrating a huge triumph... they have been working really hard to make this happen for everybody >> the same-sex marriage bill now moves on to the house aware is expected to face a tougher fight >> the new watch-word in washington is "sequester". next, lawmakers weigh in on the looming manditor spending cuts that will take place if a deal isn't reach
on the docket. it hasn't fallen apart like everybody want thad to. here we sit in the u.s. with everybody is buying hand over fist. i've been doing it a long time and i'm still conflicted. i know these corporations have been showing better results. but at the end of the day, we still have qe because of no growth. >> rebecca patterson would tell you you have just enough growth, actually, you have a wonderful spot where it's just weak enough where the fed keeps their foot on the pedal and that's why it's the perfect moment, at least now, for the market. >> i guess it's that little circle we used to have on our baseball bats. we have to be careful about that thing cracking in half. that's what i think a sweet spot is. here we are, you have a 7.9% rate. i can debate all long about whether the housing market is getting better or not. that's the reason why we have this influx of qe. why would we be without qe? ultimately, it's all about growth and we just don't have it. here we go, the stocks are full steam ahead. i can't tell my customers not be on board, but i can tell them not the be on boar
adopting children as retaliation for u.s. sanctions and political issues. last month judges ruled the adoptions could continue. despite fears of more delays, the families can return home can their new children. at the live desk, i'm keith russell. glue and the grammy goes to. babel. >> mumford and sons takes home the album of the year. for somebody that i used to know, and pop rock's fun got best new artist and song of the year. they kept coming up and up on stage a lot. >>> they sure did. the ratings are in. last night's broadcast got the second highest ratings in a decade. >> joining us with a look at some of the highlights billy, rihanna, she performed twice last night. a lot of folks are talking about her cozying up with chris brunell last night. >> yeah, well, it was four years ago to the day, well, the night before the grammys in 2009, where rihanna didn't make it to the show because she was beaten pretty severely. it's uncomfortable for something watching them could noodling away. the interview on the carpet, and it was not even brought up. there they were, back in love. th
stations could be easier. >> also, former u.s. navy seal reportedly killed the worl's most-wanted terrorist sharing his story about the raid on bin laden's compound. yes says military abandoned him. >> i'm michael finney. what do you do when buying a voucher for a daily deal and not everything is in the small print. is that false >>> former naif eye seal says he capitol hill kiled osama bin laden is talking about taking down the world's most wanted man and now, he says he feels the u.s. military abandoned him. he is identified only as the shooter. the man left the military last year says he's unemployed and worried about providing for his family. also describing may, 2011 mission that led to bin laden's death. >> the shooter rolled into the bedroom on the righthand side and right there faced osama bin laden less than a foot from his gun. and shot him there. three times in the forhead. >> the shooter now suffers from both mental and physical issues and says his disability claim is in limbo. the u.s. navy responded by saying they take seriously responsibilities to sailors making transitions t
troops are harassing, torturing and killing innocent people in villages. karzai demands the u.s. hands over individuals involved. the u.s. is investigating the claims. >> jimmy johnson does it again at daytona. >> the daytona 500 goes to jimmy johnson, five-time champion. >>gretchen: johnson starting the season with his second win at daytona, the tenth driver to do that. danica patrick, the first woman to win, finished eighth. saturday's crash still on everyone's mind. new video shows the chaos after debris when a 70-ton tire lands in the sand. seven still hospitalized this morning. nasa plans a thorough study of the crash. those are your headlines. >>brian: those nets did save a few lives. in a few hours president obama will be talking about the looming sequester. it comes as both sides appear to be far apart on a deal that stops the cuts from taking effect this friday. is it armageddon or business as usual? >> this is all manufactured. it appears to be business as usual in washington. people wondering what is going on here in the nation's capital. we are four days away from automatic
auto brands sold in the u.s. are japanese. lexus, subaru and mazda. u.s. automakers were hurt by reliability and didn't crack the top ten. cadillac was the top american name plate. that number was at 14, though. in general, luxury brands did much better than the more basic lines for that same company. >>> and maybe this bud's not for you. beer drinkers are suing the company that makes budweiser for allegedly watering down its brews to boost profits. the class-action lawsuit claims there's less alcohol than stated on the labels for bud, michelob and other brands. anheuser-busch says that's completely false. the company controls 39% of the u.s. beer market. let's get to the bottom of that. seriously. don't ruin my weekend. >> upset about that. >>> next on this wednesday, shark attack. a deadly encounter this morning at a popular beach. and we'll have the latest. >>> also this morning, a big announcement from the one and only barbara walters. [ male announcer ] this is kevin. to prove to you that aleve is the better choice for him, he's agreed to give it up. that's today? [ male
conference in paris. >> is the u.s. willing to directly aid the fighters on the ground and is that enough to change assad's administration? >> he needs to know that he can't shoot his bayway out of this and so we need to convince him of that, and i think the opposition needs more help in order to be able to do that and we are working together to have a united position with respect to that. >> the secretary hinted the u.s. might start to distribute aid in rebel held parts of syria. secretary kerry expected to talk more about the syria question at an international conference tomorrow in rome. charlie and norah? >> clarissa ward thank you. >>> the supreme court today is hearing arguments over the landmark 1965 law, at issue, whether voting rights are secure enough now to allow the rollback of protections from the civil rights era. john crawford is at the supreme court. jan, this has far-reaching consequences. tell us about what's at issue here? >> reporter: the voting rights act is one of the most arguments now just under way in the supreme court in this really significant
on a long range missile that could reach the u.s. it's the country's third test since 22006 and the first under the new leader. president obama went on to say that the move hurts stability in the region but promises to pursue firm action. an emergency meeting is schedule the later this morning. >>> christopher dorner is still on the frun a police dragnet in los angeles. the former lapd cop has been officially charged with killing police officer michael crane in riverside last thursday. dorner is also suspected in two other shooting deaths and when authorities believe are revenge killings for being fired from the police force five years ago. a large wanted billboard featuring dorner's picture is up in southern california. there is a $1 million reward for information leading to his capture. >>> in chicago, two men have been charged in the shooting death of hydia pendlton. they opened fire on her in a park. the shooting was a tragic case of mistaken i hdentity. >> he indicated that she was not the intended target. in fact, the offenders had it all wrong. they thought the group they shot into
away from those forced spending cuts that will cut across u.s. defense and domestic programs. you might think it's finally time for congress to get serious about doing something to avoid the potential pain out there. but guess what? you would be wrong. our chief congressional correspondent dana bash is up on capitol hill to explain what is going on. go ahead, dana. explain. >> reporter: we can now report that those $85 billion in forced spending cuts will kick in by the end of the day tomorrow. why? because congress is the only place that has the power to stop them and they are gone. lawmakers racing down the capitol steps, bolting out of town for a long weekend. this was before noon, a full day before the hammer comes down on forced budget cuts they voted for. is there a concern that you all are going to leave town while these cuts kick in and you won't even be here? >> well, speaker and the leadership will be here and i'm a quick flight away. i go home every weekend to see my family. >> reporter: you're on your way out? are you on your way home? >> yes, ma'am. >> reporter: so you're n
in the conclave will be unprecedented with 11 from the u.s., second only to italy. there's growing interest in the possibility of an american successor, too. >> anything is possible. i think it's considered more likely than it has been in the past. there are no nominees, no primaries. it's just as likely that there would be someone who didn't appear on any of the lists at all. >> reporter: cardinals will be heading to rome in the coming days and will be there for pope benedict's final appearances. at washington's basilica, jennifer davis, fox news. >>> that mass is one of two special masses that will honor pope benedict. the first is today at 12:10 p.m. at saint matthew's cathedral. it honors the feast of the chair of st. peter, the first pope. then the one on sunday, the mass of thanksgiving for the current pope, is at about silica of the national shrine. >>> will the military's push to become more inclusive towards one group of people make it more discriminatory against another? >> and after the break, are you familiar with this little guy? he's getting more press and attention from the p
yesterday when the engines caught fire. >> a u.s. coast guard cutters expected to tow it to progresso , mexico. carnival says the ship has on board electricity to keep the passengers comfortable. it should reach progresso wednesday. >> three people were killed in a helicopter crash while filming for discovery channel show in loss angeles county. it happened early saturday--yesterday at polsa rosa branch in the city of acton. >> authorities say all three people died aboard the helicopter. their names not been released. discovery channel and the show's production company had both release statements expressing their separate the to the victim's family. we will be right back. at embassy suites, you get more delicious moreness every morning with a free breakfast made just the way you like it. with a breakfast like this, you could pretty much handle anything. anything? anything. [ screams ] a rambunctious toddler? of course. uncle ralph? sure. a roman gladiator? you bet. the thing under my bed? why not? ♪ yes. [ female announcer ] get more with embassy suites. book early and save up to 20
he's bringing home 34,000 u.s. troops, 34,000 troops, gone from afghanistan, by this time next year, 2014. that, do the math, cuts the force by a little more than half, so you will have 32,000 u.s. troops still in afghanistan into 2014. stay tuned. because we will hit on this a little later, this major troop withdrawal from afghanistan. i want to talk now about tonight, about the state of the union, about gun control. and, yes, ted nugent. >> if barack obama becomes the president in november, again, i will either be dead or in jail by this time next year. >> that man, ted nugent, says he will come to the speech tonight unarmed, not a bad idea, but here you have prominent gun right supporter, how do i say this, known to be a little excitable? you with me. he'll be right there in that regal house chamber for tonight's state of the union. ted nugent will be the guest of steve stockman, house republican. stockman, from texas, says ted nugent's a patriot. here is more of ted nugent, again, speaking last april. >> our president and attorney general, our vice president, hillary clinton, th
. that's how prevalent this is. by the way, apparently most prevalent crime in the u.s. averaging 550,000 incidents per day, $13 billion worth of goods lost. that's $35 million a day. >> we are a nation of thieves. >> 1 in 11 people are shoplifters. >> that is so dirty. i can't believe people would do something like that. >> that is not the kind of thing i've ever even heard of. >> that's disgusting. >> we'll be back. >> if diane sawyer asks, you didn't see me. ♪ >>> thunder road. >> there we go. >>> consumer reports has ranked the top ten cars and it is not too good news for detroit. >> abc's marci gonzalez shares the results. good morning, marci. >> reporter: good morning. the consumer reports list just came out yesterday, and there were some surprises. honda is back. topping consumer reports top car picks for 2013 after being left off the list last year. >> it got some of the mojo back. >> reporter: honda roared back with three winners, the accord, odyssey and crv. but missing from this year's list are any american manufacturers. >> one thing that hurt the americans for our list
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